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Discover what University of Waterloo students can do for your talent needs.

  • Designated Canada's most innovative university for the past 25 years, our students and alumni are quick learners who bring fresh ideas fuelled by passion and intelligence to your organization.
  • Waterloo students are exposed to academic excellence. The University is home to many distinguished faculty and researchers including two Canada Excellence Research Chairs, 65 Canada Research Chairs, four Killam Prize winners, and more.  
  • Upon graduation, students will have completed four to six work terms in a competitive employment process - the equivalent of two years of work experience.
  • The success they achieve in co-op translates to our graduates enjoying higher employment rates, more jobs related to their field of study, and higher earnings compared to other students in Canada.         

We're grooming the next generation of the workforce and invite you to become a part of it. Put your organization at the forefront of innovation by hiring Waterloo.

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  1. Nov. 30, 2016JobMine to go offline at 4 p.m. on Friday, December 2

    A note from Co-operative Education & Career Action

    On Friday, December 2, JobMine will go offline as part of the transition to WaterlooWorks, the University of Waterloo’s new employment administration system.

    “WaterlooWorks is on schedule to roll out in January 2017,” says Dianne Bader, Director, Operations for Co-operative Education & Career Action (CECA). “Students should be focused on acing their exams, so the disruption to them during this time period will be minimized.” 

  2. Nov. 16, 2016A co-op student’s journey to Harvard and back

    Jonathan Ranisau knows the secret to having a successful co-op work term –and he insists that it takes more than just raw talent alone. Having completed two work terms at Harvard University, Ranisau has some advice for his fellow co-op students: seek out jobs that help improve your individual skill-set.

  3. Nov. 2, 2016CECA launches 2016 Annual Report

    A Note from Peggy Jarvie, Executive Director, Co-operative Education & Career Action

    Growth, new records, new milestones and most of all, world-class students. In an ever-changing environment, these are the constants of Waterloo’s co-op and career action programs.

    The 2015 fall term saw us achieve an overall co-op employment rate of 99%. We followed that with over 7,000 jobs filled in the winter 2016 term. We accomplished both of these feats as the number of students enrolled in co-op approaches the 20,000 mark.

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